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Dirty Vegas

Dirty Vegas

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Dirty Vegas

Dirty Vegas is a British house music trio made up of Ben Harris and Paul Harris (no relation) on instruments and production and Steve Smith on vocals. The group formed in 2001, then broke up in 2005 before reforming in December 2008 to record new material.

They are best known for their international hit single "Days Go By", which gained mainstream popularity in a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse television commercial, and for remixing songs created by other artists.[1]


Early success

Dirty Vegas' debut release was the single "Days Go By." It originally made the top 30 in 2001, but when re-issued in 2002 reached the United Kingdom top 20. They released their self-titled album in June 2002 and released a second album entitled One in 2004.

The song "Days Go By" from their eponymous album gained wide exposure in the U.S. as the background music for a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse television commercial. The song went on to win the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. They have remixed songs for artists such as Justin Timberlake and Madonna.

Present day

The group played their last concert together in May 2005. After the band's breakup, Smith released his first solo album This Town on 18 February 2008, on his own G.A.S. Records label. During their hiatus from the public they began working on the film score for Boys & Girls Guide To Getting Down.

After four years the group decided to reform, and returned with their newest album Electric Love in April 2011.

Pop culture

The band has also appeared on a variety of television shows such as FOX televisions's drama Standoff, where "Late Nights and Street Fights" was used as the show's theme song, FOX's The O.C. where "Closer" appeared in episode 32 entitled The SnO.C., and One Tree Hill where the single "Walk Into The Sun" appeared in episode 214.


Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
Dirty Vegas 40 7 1
  • Release date: 18 October 2004
  • Label: Parlophone Records
  • Formats: CD
Electric Love
  • Release date: 26 April 2011
  • Label: Om Records
  • Formats: Music download, CD
"" denotes releases that did not chart

Remix albums

  • A Night At The Tables by Dirty Vegas Sound System (2003)
  • The Trip (2003)
  • Stealth Live! (2009)


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
2001 "Days Go By" 6 28 27 97 16 14 1 Dirty Vegas
2002 "I Should Know" 31
"Ghosts" 31
2003 "Simple Things"
2004 "Walk Into the Sun" 54 1 One
2008 "Pressure" Electric Love
2009 "Changes"
"Tonight" Single only
2011 "Electric Love" 27 Electric Love
"Changes" 19
"Little White Doves" 38
2012 "Emma"
"" denotes releases that did not chart


Musical scores

  • The Boys & Girls Guide To Getting Down (2006)[7]
  • Goal! - The Movie Soundtrack (2005)[8]

See also

  • List of number-one dance hits (United States)
  • List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart


  1. "Dirty Vegas Biography" - IMO Records. (2012-02-07). Retrieved on 11 February 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums, 19th, London: Guinness World Records Limited.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 [Dirty Vegas at All Music Guide Dirty Vegas - Awards]. AllMusic. Retrieved on 2012-06-26.
  4. Irish Singles Chart Search for song. Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved on July 6, 2011.
  5. New Zealand peaks
  6. Swiss peak
  7. The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down (2006) - IMDb
  8. Goal: Goal: Music. Retrieved on 2012-06-26.

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